Smithsonian American Art Museum
Washington, D.C.

To support the October 1–2, 2009, scholarly symposium “A Long and Tumultuous Relationship: EastWest Interchanges in American Art,” which addresses the complex interactions between American and Asian artists and visual traditions from the eighteenth to the twentieth century. The symposium challenges earlier scholarship, which has generally seen Asian influence on American art as unidirectional and limited.